Today we will have 10 hours and 23 minutes of daylight. Why is this important for those of us that raise birds? Because a bird’s laying cycle is based on daylight hours and the laying cycle peaks at 14-16 hours of daylight. This is why if we don’t supplement light we get fewer eggs in the […]
Mid September we were invaded by tobacco horn worms. They decimated several of our tomatillo and pepper plants. A photo posted by Ashley Sexton (@littlewife2012) on Sep 13, 2016 at 7:53pm PDT The University of Florida puts it this way, “Tobacco and tomato hornworms are the common large caterpillars that defoliate tomato plants. Their large […]
If you are looking into getting chickens for the first time you are probably doing some research. You want to know what to feed them, how to house them, potential health issues ect. When looking at feed you will see some brands carry a “vegetarian” option. There are many reasons we don’t opt for a […]
About twice a year we have the joy of hatching chicks right here in our home. The chicks transition to appropriate housing as they grow. At first we realized we weren’t really set up for this growing up process but we made it work and as we realized the need we built things like a […]
A while back Husband made an amazing brooder pen. We do a hatch at home a couple of times a year so a brooder was a must have. Once chicks have hatched we keep them in the house for about a week. We use a storage tote, lined with paper towels and a heat lamp over head. […]
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